Blame again

Lord O Mighty Lord, how many times do I have to learn the same lesson? Ten bajillion I think. Or so. Just dashed off a cheerless check to the Northwest Parkway Toll Authority for $123. Authority is right. Those dorkheads. Zero tolerance, that sunny phrase, strikes again. Any violation deserves what it gets. ~ insert […]

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Filed under: Life | Posted on February 28th, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

Unlock the power

Apparently power gets locked up a lot, since so many advertising types exhort us to unlock it. So how does it get locked up, who or what does the locking? If it was up to me, we’d never lock power up to begin with. But then how would self-improvement folks get any advertising done? A […]

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Filed under: Words and Stuff | Posted on February 27th, 2009 by LWIII | 2 Comments »

The grace benediction phrase

There is a grace in wisdom, and a balance beyond knowing. True wisdom is rarely earned, it is gifted in personality or genetics or soul, a wisdom like the birds have, that lets them fly, balanced between sky and earth. Learning can take a bird only so far, to the edge of the nest. The […]

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Filed under: Quotes from Writers | Posted on February 26th, 2009 by LWIII | 2 Comments »

Peeve

Man, am I peeved. Not really, not peeved at all. Just love the word peeve. Peeve peeve peeve. Like a rapier made of noodle – bendy noodle. The word itself is annoying. The same way teasing without stopping is. Just keep teasing until it becomes peeving. This is my pet peeve. It bites. Down Peeve, […]

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Filed under: Words and Stuff | Posted on February 24th, 2009 by LWIII | 2 Comments »

To know or no

Knowing: it’s the new ignorance. All my life I’ve dreamed of knowing enough to finally relax and know what I’m doing here. Think I may have learned towards the wrong knowing. Every time I thought I knew something for sure, turned out I was wrong, sometimes really, really wrong. In other words my knowing sucked, […]

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Filed under: Words and Stuff | Posted on February 22nd, 2009 by LWIII | 6 Comments »

The joy of sickness

A work question: if you’ve been sick since last Sunday, then get well just in time for the weekend, do you still get to goof off? Something about a mild illness is mighty refreshing. Don’t want to jinx myself, since I’m not totally well yet, but this whole blog thing is jinx-ish, blabbing about this, […]

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Filed under: Life | Posted on February 21st, 2009 by LWIII | 2 Comments »

The theory of general relativity

If there’s a general, he must be your relative. This theory, of course, depends on the relativity of relativity, that is on how relative one considers relationship to be. It also depends on words, unfortunately, but we won’t get into that, pretending, as usual, that we’re not using any, so things go smoother. Your scientific […]

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on February 20th, 2009 by LWIII | 2 Comments »

Pickens is restless

Any chance one o’ ya’ll might come on over and tell my pal Lone to quit moanin’ and slobberin’ so much? I know it ain’t his fault he’s sweatin’ like a pig-hog, and I do have the milk of human kindness in me somewheres, no matter if it’s curdled a bit; but lordy, someone please […]

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Filed under: Hank Pickens | Posted on February 19th, 2009 by LWIII | 2 Comments »

100

Well, never figured I’d be under the weather for my hundredth blog. It was supposed to be a bit of a celebration, on a personal level, nothing spectacular, but a hundo is a hundo. So it will just have to be one hundred, without any bells and whistles, or fancy words. Maybe a celebratory sneeze. […]

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Filed under: Life | Posted on February 18th, 2009 by LWIII | 2 Comments »

Hank Pickens

Howdy folks! Pickens here, Hank Pickens. Ya’ll don’t know me, but I’m come to hold down the fort while my trail pardner Lone Coyote is under the weather. Lordy I’ve never known a feller complain so over a little cold, but he is one o’ them artistic types, so come complainin’ time, he’s pretty well […]

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Filed under: Hank Pickens | Posted on February 16th, 2009 by LWIII | 2 Comments »

Poetry and swoonage

Maybe I should be a poet. Being sick is perfect for poetry, getting all swoony and rolling your eyes back, sighing a lot and wishing things were different somehow, placing the reverse of your trembling fingers on your wide, high, yet sweaty forehead and sticking your butt out in a tragic manner. Oh okay, poet’s ain’t […]

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on February 16th, 2009 by LWIII | No Comments »

Bleah

It’s kind of nice to be sick once in a while. Haven’t been sick in over a year. No need, since I wasn’t working. Almost forgot what a crappy cold/flu thing felt like. Sure am sore, and feel like crap. But it’s worth it, because now I can blow off anything I want and feel […]

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Filed under: Life | Posted on February 15th, 2009 by LWIII | 2 Comments »

As I see it

  It’s all about the neurology. All these many generations of humanity we’ve been hankerin’ after the One Truth for everyone. So far we haven’t had much luck. We never knew why before, other than there were always large groups stubbornly resisting what everybody else knew to be true. Seemed for some strange reason the […]

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Filed under: Spirituality | Posted on February 14th, 2009 by LWIII | 2 Comments »

The Age of Aquarius

Engage atemporal serendiptizer. Chronos: on. Tonight, or more exactly, tomorrow morning, on Valentine’s day at 12:20 Mountain Something Time, we enter the Age of Aquarius. Prepare to love. Have to say the Age of Love is arriving none to soon. And of course it’s just one guy’s opinion. For all I know we’re entering the […]

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Filed under: Wonderment | Posted on February 13th, 2009 by LWIII | 2 Comments »

Reality

I don’t care much for reality. It’s all right as far as it goes, I suppose, but it doesn’t really interest me. My friends hear me say that frequently. I’m not sure they know what I mean. What I mean is that my experience of reality is that it’s always defined by the other guy. […]

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on February 12th, 2009 by LWIII | 2 Comments »

More on metaphor

The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it. ~ Rudyard Kipling That’s one of my favorite quotes these days. It does what words do so well, says about ten bajillion things at once. For one thing, taken at face value it’s a penetrating insight, as true as a true thing may […]

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Filed under: Quotes from Writers | Posted on February 11th, 2009 by LWIII | 2 Comments »

X-Rays from Mars

partially encoded transmission…. “I have no ego,” said she modestly. Ever since I found out exactly who I am (a children’s writer, during NaNo), my friends are recoiling in horror. I’m finally saying what I think most of the time. A real nightmare for everybody except me, who is no slave to approval anymore, but […]

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Filed under: Spirituality | Posted on February 10th, 2009 by LWIII | 6 Comments »

Stupid people

I love stupid people. They are so great. They hardly ever make fun of smart people. Smart people are stupid because they hate stupid people. Guess that means we’re all stupid, huh? Yay! Duh, LWIII

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Filed under: Philosophical Brevities | Posted on February 9th, 2009 by LWIII | 4 Comments »

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